Mirror Moves

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Mirror Moves
Studio album by The Psychedelic Furs
Released 21 August 1984
Recorded Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, California
Electric Lady Studios and Record Plant Studios, New York, 1983-1984
Genre New wave
Length 37:27
Label Columbia
Producer Keith Forsey
The Psychedelic Furs chronology
Forever Now
(1982)
Mirror Moves
(1984)
Midnight to Midnight
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Mirror Moves is the fourth studio album by the English rock band The Psychedelic Furs, recorded and released in 1984. Drummer Vince Ely had left the group, leaving Richard Butler and Tim Butler along with guitarist John Ashton to carry on. For this project, producer Keith Forsey handled the drumming. The album included the dance hit "Heartbeat" and the chart hits "Heaven" and "The Ghost in You". Despite substantial success internationally, "Heaven" was not released as a single in America. Instead, another track from the album, "Here Come Cowboys", was released and the video for it received some airplay on the then, very new and popular MTV network.

Despite strong sales and warm reviews, it was another three years before the band released their next studio album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Ghost in You" (Richard Butler, Tim Butler) – 4:17
  2. "Here Come Cowboys" (R. Butler, T. Butler) – 3:55
  3. "Heaven" (R. Butler, T. Butler) – 3:27
  4. "Heartbeat" (John Ashton, R. Butler) – 5:17
  5. "My Time" (Ashton, R. Butler) – 4:27
  6. "Like a Stranger" (R. Butler, T. Butler) – 4:00
  7. "Alice's House" (R. Butler, Ashton, T. Butler, Keith Forsey, Mars Williams) – 3:53
  8. "Only a Game" (Ashton, R. Butler) – 4:13
  9. "Highwire Days" (Ashton, R. Butler) – 3:58

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 43

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1984 "Heartbeat" Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 4
1984 "The Ghost in You" The Billboard Hot 100 59

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S. Gold 7 October 1994

References[edit]